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2010 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir North Slope Vineyard Russian River Valley (750ml)
Producer: Walter Hansel Vineyards walterhanselwinery.com
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$38.99
Related Ratings:
tasted (2013 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 11, 2016 , Michael Haley
93 points "Very similar in style to the 2012, perhaps a touch lighter but still excellent"
tasted (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 17, 2012 , from a member
93 points "Color: bright; Aromas: floral, herbal, spicy, tropical fruit, black berry; Sweetness: dry; Finish: very persistent; A very elegant wine with a dark nose and great fruity integrated with well polished tannins. A lingering finish with complexity, depth and smokiness...consensus was that it edged out the significantly more expensive Domaine Serene Evenstead." Best 2012-2014
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 1, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
91 points "A blockbuster Pinot, the 2005 Pinot Noir The North Slope boasts deep, sweet, jammy black cherry notes interwoven with crushed rocks, flowers, and underbrush (or is it peat moss?). Medium to full-bodied, with excellent acidity, elegance, and purity as well as a savory mouthfeel, this terrific effort will provide immense pleasure between 2008-2015. Kudos to Stephen Hansel for keeping prices so realistic." Best 2008-2015